I got confirmation last week that Matt Mullenweg (wordpress and automatic fame) will be attending and speaking at this years Elite Retreat. We also just finished getting all the limos arranged to pickup attendees from the airport and also working on a couple pretty interesting surprises for the attendees. We also have an incredible dinner booked for the first night and h2 limos full stocked to take us around. I have been working on so many top class surprises…. We have done everything first class and spared no expense. The event is becoming what we always envisioned it could be. Still I think this might be the last year for the event (course I have said that every year). I am completely thrilled with this years turn out. With almost a full month remaining we only have 2 seats left.
Also I am a very strong believer in compensating the speakers and at this years event I have a special surprise for them all. Each one will receive a brand new Apple Macbook AIR and comped expenses among other things. Speakers are what really make the conferences work and I have no problem compensating them for their time. I choose Macbook AIR’s as a bonus because I wanted to give them something besides cash that most of them would probably want but would not buy for themselves. Shopping for rich entrepreneurs sucks! Its not a smart way for a conference organizer to make money… but I am not having this to make money. I will confess… I get so fired up networking with all the attendees mixed with the speakers/leaders that it makes a significant instant impact on my business also. That is where the true value is for me.
Anyway if you are one of the lucky attendees to be coming to this years almost sold out Elite Retreat I can tell you its going to be an amazing experience of learning and networking. The quality of attendees is very high. I am just super pumped.
I will see you guys there!